Just when it looked as if another American besides Christian Pulisic might have a sliver of hope of playing in the Champions League, Tottenham Hotspur appear to be nixing that dream. ESPNFC are reporting that Spurs are set to loan out U.S. youth international, Cameron Carter-Vickers, to Championship side Sheffield United for the rest of the current season.
Last season seemed as if it would be CCV’s breakout season as he was on the cusp of breaking into the first-team numerous times and was even praised by manager Mauricio Pochettino several times. Unfortunately, outside of a forgettable FA Cup appearance, he never really got that big chance. He’s still not appeared in a Premier League match despite making the matchday squad a bunch. With the addition of record signing Davinson Sanchez, there’s just not much hope for playing time this season at Spurs.
This loan move seems the logical move to get him consistent minutes at a competitive level. Sheffield are currently 10th in the EFL Championship table after just four matches played.
It’s clear that CCV is still rated highly by both Tottenham and the United States, but this season he’ll have to start living up to those high expectations on the field. We’ll be watching and hoping he does just that.
UPDATE: It’s official. And CCV has signed a new deal with Spurs.